Gurfateh In another thread, I dismissed meditation, however, this could be just semantics, and I do not view myself as anti semantic, therefore, I concede that meditation is fully in line with Sikh philosophy, but, what form should this meditation take, and what should be avoided. Therefore, in an effort to define 'Sikh' meditation as opposed to say Yogic meditation, I would be very grateful if members could post their own definition of what meditation means to them, in very precise terms, and whether they believe it to be in line with Hukam, in line with Gurujis teachings. It is interesting to note that the following quote from page 28 ਜਿਨੀ ਇਕ ਮਨਿ ਨਾਮੁ ਧਿਆਇਆ ਗੁਰਮਤੀ ਵੀਚਾਰਿ Jinī ik man nām ḏẖi▫ā▫i▫ā gurmaṯī vīcẖār. is translated in two different ways by Bhai Manmohan Singh and Dr Sant Singh Khalsa according to Bhai Manmohan Singh They who with single-mind, contemplate over God's Name and dwell upon Guru's teaching, and Dr Sant Singh Khalsa Those who meditate single-mindedly on the Naam, and contemplate the Teachings of the Guru, Rather than view them as opposing and contradictory, it could be argued that meditation in Sikh terms is actually contemplation of the truth. Now I contemplate the truth constantly, before I came back into Sikhism, I was obsessed with the truth, the universal truth, the correct way to act in any given situation, to be able to act in a way that in hindsight you can look back and say, yup, that was the right decision, so, it can be said that this is my meditation, this contemplation, this effort to understand, to absorb, to stretch the muscles in my brain so that talking, thinking and acting with the truth as guide is second nature. As far as naam japping etc, the following is interesting ਜੋਗੀ ਕਹਹਿ ਜੋਗੁ ਭਲ ਮੀਠਾ ਅਵਰੁ ਨ ਦੂਜਾ ਭਾਈ ॥ The Yogi says that Yoga is good and sweet, and nothing else is, O Siblings of Destiny. ਰੁੰਡਿਤ ਮੁੰਡਿਤ ਏਕੈ ਸਬਦੀ ਏਇ ਕਹਹਿ ਸਿਧਿ ਪਾਈ Those who shave their heads, and those who amputate their limbs, and those who utter only a single word, all say that they have attained the spiritual perfection of the Siddhas. ਹਰਿ ਬਿਨੁ ਭਰਮਿ ਭੁਲਾਨੇ ਅੰਧਾ Without the Lord, the blind ones are deluded by doubt. I have to concede that the meaning I get from this is that chanting names and rituals alone are pointless, but I do sense an inference that chanting/rituals with the belief in Creator in mind, with Creator being the focus is acceptable. Therefore for someone to chant 'Waheguru' in a dark room, whilst thinking of Creator, is perfectly within Sikhism. We are not all the same, some of us are in tune with the whole chanting thing, some are not, but it appears all is equally Sikhi. To that end, What is your definition of meditation, and how does it make you a better Sikh, thank you.